Windows 8 is a significant departure from previous versions of the operating system, offering new mobile integration, cloud storage, and security enhancements. This course shows you all the essential features you'll need to jump-start Windows 8—whether you work with it closely at the office or use it casually at home. Author David Rivers discusses the migration path from older versions of Windows to Windows 8, tours the new interface, reviews the new file and folder behaviors, and introduces the most useful apps, including Calendar, Photos, and Music. He also shows how to adjust system settings like default programs and volume, and how to work with external devices and setup networks. The final chapters show you how to keep your computer even more secure with Access Control and Windows Defender, and how to troubleshoot potential issues, like reversing fatal crashes.
Upgrading from other Windows versions
Transferring files to Windows 8
Organizing files and folders
Managing your inbox with the Mail app
Sending instant messages with Messaging
Working with Notepad, WordPad, and Paint
Controlling system sounds, volume, and accessibility options